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Marcroft Engineering - Where is it? 24/09/2019 at 18:21 #120560
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I've been playing this timetable over the last few days and its got to 1445 hrs and 9K43 has entered from Healy Mills. Timetable shows probably reversing at Horbury Junction going to Marcroft Engineering. I must be going bonkers but I can't find any reference to this loation in the forums or on the diagram and it's driving me nuts! Google maps doesn't help either. :(

Can anyone tell me where I'm supposed to direct this train and whether any phone calls are required.

Just as an aside - excellent sim and timetable for freight lovers - standard timetable with all its delays but no failures and with the Level Crossings disabled of course. :)

Cheers

Dave

Sorry - this is playing the 1991 timetable.

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Marcroft Engineering - Where is it? 24/09/2019 at 19:08 #120562
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A quick search threw up this location https://www.google.com/maps/place/Stoke-on-Trent+ST4+4HP/@52.9921678,-2.1797758,333m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x487a684dff618071:0x54bea5a2cb4cb732!8m2!3d52.9917001!4d-2.1803723

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Marcroft Engineering - Where is it? 24/09/2019 at 19:14 #120563
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Sorry Peter - I meant on the sim.

I did do a google search for Marcroft Engineering Wakefield but it didn't help me very much in relation to where I needed to route this train.

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Marcroft Engineering - Where is it? 24/09/2019 at 19:26 #120564
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Peter Bennet in post 120562 said:
A quick search threw up this location https://www.google.com/maps/place/Stoke-on-Trent+ST4+4HP/@52.9921678,-2.1797758,333m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x487a684dff618071:0x54bea5a2cb4cb732!8m2!3d52.9917001!4d-2.1803723
Wrong place, Marcroft Engineering in Stoke on Trent is not in the West Yorkshire sim.

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Marcroft Engineering - Where is it? 24/09/2019 at 19:28 #120565
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I believe it's the location marked Goods & Bombardier.
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Marcroft Engineering - Where is it? 24/09/2019 at 19:31 #120566
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Edgemaster in post 120564 said:
Peter Bennet in post 120562 said:
A quick search threw up this location https://www.google.com/maps/place/Stoke-on-Trent+ST4+4HP/@52.9921678,-2.1797758,333m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x487a684dff618071:0x54bea5a2cb4cb732!8m2!3d52.9917001!4d-2.1803723
Wrong place, Marcroft Engineering in Stoke on Trent is not in the West Yorkshire sim.
Kings Cross is not on the Edinburgh Sim but it's still a destination for trains in that Sim.

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Marcroft Engineering - Where is it? 24/09/2019 at 19:38 #120567
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It's the wagon works at Healey Mills on the south side of the line. It's controlled by Healey Mills off sim. Just route the train back to Healey Mills. The manual refers to it as storrs Hill but I imagine there's more than one TIPLOC for it.

Procor/bonbardier is the wagon works at Horbury.

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Marcroft Engineering - Where is it? 25/09/2019 at 08:46 #120586
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Peter Bennet in post 120566 said:
Edgemaster in post 120564 said:
Peter Bennet in post 120562 said:
A quick search threw up this location https://www.google.com/maps/place/Stoke-on-Trent+ST4+4HP/@52.9921678,-2.1797758,333m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x487a684dff618071:0x54bea5a2cb4cb732!8m2!3d52.9917001!4d-2.1803723
Wrong place, Marcroft Engineering in Stoke on Trent is not in the West Yorkshire sim.
Kings Cross is not on the Edinburgh Sim but it's still a destination for trains in that Sim.

Peter
But if a train were shown as having its next location as being "Kings Cross Sidings" as the next location after Haymarket, one might suspect it refers to a different Kings Cross than the one several hundred miles away!

(Of course, we all know that there isn't a "Kings Cross Sidings" in Edinburgh - until someone pipes up saying that such a place did exist in steam days...)

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Marcroft Engineering - Where is it? 25/09/2019 at 11:07 #120589
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Danny252 in post 120586 said:

But if a train were shown as having its next location as being "Kings Cross Sidings" as the next location after Haymarket, one might suspect it refers to a different Kings Cross than the one several hundred miles away!

If I saw "King's Cross Sidings" as the next station after Haymarket I'd assume it was going to Glasgow.

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Marcroft Engineering - Where is it? 25/09/2019 at 12:59 #120593
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jc92 in post 120567 said:
It's the wagon works at Healey Mills on the south side of the line. It's controlled by Healey Mills off sim. Just route the train back to Healey Mills. The manual refers to it as storrs Hill but I imagine there's more than one TIPLOC for it.

Procor/bonbardier is the wagon works at Horbury.
Looking at Pascal's '91 tt, 9K43 should be routed into the Goods & Bombardier sidings (telephone required) as a little while later it comes out via the GF HJ40 and goes back to Healey Mills.

Now whether that is the location called Marcroft Engineering IRL is another matter. A brief google search appears to be inconclusive.

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Marcroft Engineering - Where is it? 25/09/2019 at 13:34 #120594
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Soton_Speed in post 120593 said:
jc92 in post 120567 said:
It's the wagon works at Healey Mills on the south side of the line. It's controlled by Healey Mills off sim. Just route the train back to Healey Mills. The manual refers to it as storrs Hill but I imagine there's more than one TIPLOC for it.

Procor/bonbardier is the wagon works at Horbury.
Looking at Pascal's '91 tt, 9K43 should be routed into the Goods & Bombardier sidings (telephone required) as a little while later it comes out via the GF HJ40 and goes back to Healey Mills.

Now whether that is the location called Marcroft Engineering IRL is another matter. A brief google search appears to be inconclusive.
I've made Noel aware. It definetely isn't the correct location for marcroft.

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Marcroft Engineering - Where is it? 26/09/2019 at 07:11 #120621
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Danny252 in post 120586 said:
Peter Bennet in post 120566 said:
Edgemaster in post 120564 said:
Peter Bennet in post 120562 said:
A quick search threw up this location https://www.google.com/maps/place/Stoke-on-Trent+ST4+4HP/@52.9921678,-2.1797758,333m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x487a684dff618071:0x54bea5a2cb4cb732!8m2!3d52.9917001!4d-2.1803723
Wrong place, Marcroft Engineering in Stoke on Trent is not in the West Yorkshire sim.
Kings Cross is not on the Edinburgh Sim but it's still a destination for trains in that Sim.

Peter
But if a train were shown as having its next location as being "Kings Cross Sidings" as the next location after Haymarket, one might suspect it refers to a different Kings Cross than the one several hundred miles away!
I don't dispute the hypothesis: but it didn't.

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Marcroft Engineering - Where is it? 26/09/2019 at 07:37 #120622
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Marcroft have locations up and down the country for localised repairs

A list of all current (as of 2017) Marcroft locations

BLNGMAR Billingham Marcroft Eng
ELGHMCS Eastleigh Marcroft Siding
FYHLMAR Ferryhill Yard Marcroft
HORB226 Horbury Marcroft Sig HM226
HORBMAR Horbury Marcroft Eng
HULLMAR Hull Saltend Marcroft
HVRTWRP Haverton Hill (Marcroft)
IMNGMAR Immingham Yard Marcroft
LACKMAR Lackenby Marcroft Eng
MDLSMAR Middlesbro' Goods Marcroft
SHRNSME Sheerness Steel Marcroft
STOKMAR Marcroft Engineering
WLTNMAR Wilton Marcroft Eng

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Marcroft Engineering - Where is it? 26/09/2019 at 14:45 #120630
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jc92 in post 120594 said:
Soton_Speed in post 120593 said:
jc92 in post 120567 said:
It's the wagon works at Healey Mills on the south side of the line. It's controlled by Healey Mills off sim. Just route the train back to Healey Mills. The manual refers to it as storrs Hill but I imagine there's more than one TIPLOC for it.

Procor/bonbardier is the wagon works at Horbury.
Looking at Pascal's '91 tt, 9K43 should be routed into the Goods & Bombardier sidings (telephone required) as a little while later it comes out via the GF HJ40 and goes back to Healey Mills.

Now whether that is the location called Marcroft Engineering IRL is another matter. A brief google search appears to be inconclusive.
I've made Noel aware. It definetely isn't the correct location for marcroft.
Would it not be helpful to other 'users' with no local knowledge if something was added to the manual.

I initially had a similar problem identifying Derby Adtranz Litchurch Lane. I think that I eventually found it by 'trial & error'
Looking at the sim now though, I am not totally really sure which location it is, as I haven't played the Derby sim since just before Christmas last year.

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Marcroft Engineering - Where is it? 26/09/2019 at 15:32 #120632
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tbh183 in post 120560 said:
I've been playing this timetable over the last few days and its got to 1445 hrs and 9K43 has entered from Healy Mills. Timetable shows probably reversing at Horbury Junction going to Marcroft Engineering. I must be going bonkers but I can't find any reference to this loation in the forums or on the diagram and it's driving me nuts! Google maps doesn't help either. :(

Can anyone tell me where I'm supposed to direct this train and whether any phone calls are required.

Just as an aside - excellent sim and timetable for freight lovers - standard timetable with all its delays but no failures and with the Level Crossings disabled of course. :)

Cheers

Dave

Sorry - this is playing the 1991 timetable.
If you would press the "Notes" button on the timetable screen you will find some useful information.

Kev

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